Fresh ginger root with slices on wooden table.

How to Eat Ginger for Health Benefits

Ginger is a highly versatile and flavorful spice used across many cuisines. It has numerous health benefits, including improving nausea, blood sugar, and heart disease.

Homemade Pear Liqueur

If you really want to get into the fall spirit(s), try this simple homemade pear liqueur recipe. The hardest part is the wait!

Chocolate and Ginger Loaf Cake

Chocolate and Ginger Loaf Cake

There’s a lot of pumpkin around at the moment. Like, a lot. So it’s definitely time for something different. As a child, my favourite biscuits were ginger snaps, and those

Fresh Vegetable Juice

I am a really big fan of fresh juice. I don’t drink it every day or anything (nor do I engage in juice fasting), but I’m always happy when I

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

I devoted a whole chapter in my book to the health benefits of cultured foods: I love and eat all sorts of cultured foods and kimchi is one of my

homemade asian sauerkraut

One Simple Change: Add Some Culture

Welcome to Week 6 of One Simple Change! If you are not familiar with my OSC series, here’s what it’s all about: I’m giving you a new and different healthy

iced ginger bars

Iced Ginger Bars and NYCookieSwap Recap

The 2nd annual NYC Cookie Swap was held this past Sunday, and it was such an awesome event. It was an afternoon full of great people, beautiful cookies, and delicious

Red Kuri Squash Pie

I planted red kuri squash in my garden this year, and I wish I could say I grew the one below. Sadly, my plant didn’t do well at all, so

Ginger Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Though I try to limit the sugar in my diet, I have lately become obsessed with making homemade simple syrups. I love infusing them with herbs from my garden…the flavor

Homemade Chai Recipe

I had big plans for this holiday week spent at home. Not just big. HUGE. I was going to get tons of house cleaning done. I was going to get

crystallized ginger

Homemade Crystallized Ginger

Ginger is one of my favorite herbs. I adore the assertive flavor of ginger, but it’s also very good for you: ginger is reputed to remedy digestive issues including stomach

Tomato Ginger Jam

I was thrilled when tomato season came early to my garden this year. I took the picture below in late July, weeks earlier than I’ve harvested tomatoes in the past.

Vegetable Coconut Curry

The chutney is optional but is super easy to make. Monica does have a mint-cilantro chutney recipe in the book, but I improvised the one here. This curry also works

Ginger Pear Butter

Here is a simple and delicious pear butter recipe you can make in a crockpot. I enjoy making pear butter this way because you don’t have to worry about watching

Sweet potato puree topped with pecan nuts in a bowl.

Spiced Sweet Potato Puree

This sweetly spiced sweet potato purée is a great dish for the fall. It doesn’t contain a lot of fat or added sugar, so it works just as well for a weekday dinner as on the holiday table.